... after he decided not to form a coalition with the German Left Party, which is the successor of the former East German SED party and contains many former Stasi spies.
The Politician Christoph Matschie is the leader of the SPD (the German Democratic Party) in the former East German State of Thuringia. After the last State elections the SPD must decide whether to form a coalition with the CDU (Conservative Party in Germany) or the Green Party (minor environmental party) AND the Left Party.
Last week Matschie opted against a coalition and government by joining forces with the Left Party. He decided to form a coalition with the CDU instead...
And he promptly received an anonymous death threat last weekend. Someone sent him a threatening letter - and included a live bullet in the envelope.
This is one of the typical methods how the former Stasi (which has formed in Germany again, albeit inofficially, in the last 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down and Germany was "reunified") operated when they wanted to intimidate anyone who was not a convinced socialist and SED follower. They would send the unwanted "element", as the Stasi called critical citizens, a symbol of death, a symbol or word or sentence, nothing open but something very suggestive, by mail or scratched into the paint of the "element's" car, or in the form of a sentence some stranger would drop so the "element" could hear - and fear - it. Those same methods are used by the perpetrators of organized stalking today in Germany as well.
The official speaker of the SPD did "not want to comment" on the incident.
The official news media (ARD Tagesschau and ZDF heute journal) did not mention the incident at all, as always when an incident or crime smells of Stasi involvement...
Yet the national newspaper DIE WELT (online) and FOCUS were courageous enough to mention this mysterious death threat - despite an inofficial but very obvious censorship in Germany about anything that has to do with the former East German Secret Service ("Stasi") today. (We're talking the Year of 2009!)
The reason for the censorship is most likely the fact that hundreds of thousands of former Stasi spies have used the last twenty years since the Cold War ended to infiltrate every German office, many companies and the German Federal telecommunication agency Telekom as well as the German Federal Postal System - i.e. the means of communication essential for Germany...
A few months ago the German public finally was informed that thousands of former Stasi spies have found good positions in the German police and criminal investigations departments (today). And they found good jobs elsewhere, as well.
So it would be extremely embarrassing if the public - German and elsewhere - were to learn how systematically the former Stasi was able to infiltrate the Federal Republic of Germany in the last 20 years. And that they were able to form a criminal network that is growing and reaching all the way to the Polish and Russian Mafias. The investigative journalist Jürgen Roth (www.juergen-roth.com) has done extensive research on the matter and came up with a new German Mafia that was able to form here in the last 20 years without the public having an idea of what is going on. He calls it the "Deutschland-Clan" and his findings were published in several books by a renowned German publishing house (Eichborn Verlag) - after they were forced by certain individuals to blacken numerous information in the books...
The books have become bestsellers here in Germany.
Unfortunately they contain no fiction, but only facts.
The death threat against Christoph Matschie is just one more indication of those facts.
Here is a German report about that incident, published by web.de:
Drohbrief an Matschie nach Koalitionsentscheidung
Erfurt (dpa) - Beim Thüringer SPD-Chef Christoph Matschie ist nach der Koalitionsentscheidung zugunsten der CDU eine anonyme Morddrohung eingegangen. Das Landeskriminalamt habe die Ermittlungen aufgenommen, bestätigte der Sprecher der Erfurter Staatsanwaltschaft, Hannes Grünseisen, am Montag.
Beim Thüringer SPD-Chef Christoph Matschie ist eine anonyme Morddrohung eingegangen.
Details wollte er nicht nennen. Für Matschie sei Personenschutz angefordert worden. Nach Angaben der "Südthüringer Zeitung" erhielt der SPD-Landesvorsitzende einen Drohbrief, dem eine scharfe Patrone beigelegt war.
Der SPD-Landesvorstand hatte sich vorige Woche für eine Zusammenarbeit mit der CDU entschieden und damit Teile der Basis verärgert, die einer rot-rot-grünen Koalition zuneigte.